How do we measure distances in this mindbogglingly big universe?

Illustration of the solar system with sizes to scale. Image by Roberto Ziche.

You don’t need me to tell you that space is humongous. We’ve all found ourselves staring at the night sky in awe of its vastness and wondering what lies beyond the horizon.

Let’s try and understand how vast the universe actually is, so that we can better appreciate that measuring anything in space requires unequalled effort.

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